Re: Novel Art commissions colllection

#1
For the longest time, I've been deliberating on making a thread for art I've commissioned over the years for my fictions, but kept putting it off. 

This week marks about one year of serial-writing Saga of the Cosmic Heroes in particular, so I figured it's a good time as any to commemorate it by posting the various art I've commissioned from numerous freelance artists over the years. They will have links to their twitters/social if you wish to check them out and give them a follow or even consider supporting them yourselves.

Saga of the Cosmic Heroes is a military space opera (+drama) about love, war, tactics, and cute waifus you want to protecc.

Anyways...

COVER ARTS


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Volume 1 by gar32

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Volume 2 also by gar32

This cover art is a tiny bit sensitive, and I'm not sure I will use it in the third volume. Some of it will cropped out if I do.
Spoiler :
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This cover art was by Liskim

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CHARACTER ART


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Victoria Happ-Schwarzenberger by 711pan


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Alexandra Descartes-Dolz by 711pan


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Li Chou by 711pan


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Friederika Trachenberg by 711pan


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Olga Kaiser by Vertutame


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Vinnie Kuenstler
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CHAPTER ART

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(Chapter 0: Tragedy:Remedy | Shattered Innocence By Vertutame)

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(Chapter 1: Tragedy:Remedy | The Changing TimesBoth images by Vertutamethe bottom was unused)

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(Chapter 2: Tragedy:Remedy | The Ones That Came Before, by Vertutame)

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(Chapter 7.5: ~Military Boots Reminiscence~ | The Tomorrow to a Better Future, by Liskim)

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(Chapter 8: ~Military Boots Reminiscence~ | The Songs of Distant Terra, by Blackheart13 on sketchmob, the site has togglable NSFW)

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(Chapter 11: Memories of Toscana | Wargames, by vertutame)

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(Chapter 17: Memories of Toscana | Dong Che's Bad Day, by vertutame)

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(Chapter 21: Memories of Toscana | Greetings and Farewells, by vertutame)

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(Chapter 23: Memories of Toscana | The Madame's Gambit, TOP was by gar32 and BOTTOM was by vertutame)

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(Chapter 25: Memories of Toscana | Deliberations at Lübeck, by vertutame)

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(Chapter 29: Memories of Toscana | Where in the World is Buttermilch?, by vertutame)

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(Chapter 37: Memories of Toscana | The Toscana Reception, by gar32)

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(Chapter 38: Memories of Toscana | Into the Dark, by  vertutame)

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(Chapter 39: Memories of Toscana | Taste of Death, by 711pan)

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Chapter 50: Memories of Toscana | The Words From That Day, by @nacchashu)

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(Chapter 60: Memories of Toscana | The Prideful Wulf Growls, by vertutame)

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(Chapter 62: Memories of Toscana | ...And the Wayside Cosmic Hero, by vertutame)

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(Chapter 74: Toscana Requiem | A Legend Fades in Vain, by Liskim)

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(Chapter 76: Toscana Requiem | A Mathilda of Love, by vertutame)

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(Chapter 89: Toscana Requiem | Faraway Wishes, Faraway Desires, By 711pan

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(Chapter 91: Toscana Requiem | In Toast of Those, both by liskim )

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(Chapter 92: Toscana Requiem - Vol2 END | Faithful Vow in the Eternal Snow, both by gar32)

Additional unused chapter illustrations
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in no particular order



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By 711pan

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by Vertutame

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All of these by liskim

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by Naze1940_Erica

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by Masshole

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These two by  Blackheart13

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by Riflema19449003

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by willy pete

Re: Art commissions colllection

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T-thank you guys...!  Drakana

Here was some more art I've neglected to post.

Both of these were by the artist liskim top was a depiction of a Frankish Legionnaire and the bottom was planned cover art for vol3, but I am unsure of using it now.
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A recent chapter illustration commission by blackheart13 on sketchmob that I haven't used yet. I think it came out a lil bit spicy since it's Victoria lying down with her fat bum in view, wearing only pink panties and a black sweatshirt. I might not use it if it's deemed too mature... I'm a little concerned over even posting it anyway.  peolaughing
Spoiler :
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Re: Novel Art commissions colllection

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Thedude3445 Wrote: So much wonderful art!
And there's still so much more to be had!  DrakanPotato


No, really, there's honestly far too much. 

Here's a bunch I've commissioned since August and been putting off posting here forever. 

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Chapter illustration by the amazing blackheart13/sweetcheese19 

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Cover art for volume 3: Embers of Ishtar by gar32


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A second chapter illustration by  sweetcheese19 

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Chapter illustration by mossacannibalis

Re: Novel Art commissions colllection

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Majorian Wrote: This is all amazing. How much did it take to commission each piece of art? I've been thinking of commissioning an artist to make illustrations for my story but didn't know where to begin to start looking so I might as well give your artists some business.
All of them so far have been under 100$, generally in the 40-50$ range and sometimes higher. Bear in mind this is without commercialization though, so if you commercialize your work expect a much higher fee but I've never asked them about it specifically. If you don't care about opening a patreon or whatever then don't worry about this, but when approaching new artists I always explicitly state that this is for a non-commercial use web novel.


There's a lot of good artists on sketchmob, and this platform allows for easy communication between client and artist, this is where I originally discovered blackheart13 from. There's a lot of incredible SEA artists who are "reasonably cheap" by Western standards. It has a lot of anime styles to choose from that you might like.

One thing to keep in mind with the artists I've worked with so far have mostly been Asians, their English aren't the best and I have the patience to work things out with them, so your mileage may vary.

Re: Novel Art commissions colllection

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JK-sama Wrote:
Majorian Wrote: This is all amazing. How much did it take to commission each piece of art? I've been thinking of commissioning an artist to make illustrations for my story but didn't know where to begin to start looking so I might as well give your artists some business.
All of them so far have been under 100$, generally in the 40-50$ range and sometimes higher. Bear in mind this is without commercialization though, so if you commercialize your work expect a much higher fee but I've never asked them about it specifically. If you don't care about opening a patreon or whatever then don't worry about this, but when approaching new artists I always explicitly state that this is for a non-commercial use web novel.


There's a lot of good artists on sketchmob, and this platform allows for easy communication between client and artist, this is where I originally discovered blackheart13 from. There's a lot of incredible SEA artists who are "reasonably cheap" by Western standards. It has a lot of anime styles to choose from that you might like.

One thing to keep in mind with the artists I've worked with so far have mostly been Asians, their English aren't the best and I have the patience to work things out with them, so your mileage may vary.


Thanks for the info! This is perfect. I'm definitely going to use sketchmob.